Lime & Mustard Chicken with sweet potato mash & greens


I love this dinner as it’s quick, easy, lowish carbs, gluten free without trying to be, healthy with a little zest. Lime & Mustard Chicken with sweet potato mash & greens perfect for a mid week meal.

I cook the chicken in a grill pan but on the BBQ or under the grill also works well just depends on how you feel about cleaning afterwards really!

Recipe is for 4 adults so just change the number of chicken breasts you need depending on how many you are feeding, my girls only eat half a big one each (if yours don’t like mustard just don’t put their piece in the marinade and squeeze some lime over everything at the end).


Lime & Mustard Chicken with sweet potato mash & greens


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 lines
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 sweet potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 C baby spinach
  • 1 C beans, topped & tailed
  • 1 broccoli cut into florets


  1. Mix 2 Tbsp olive oil, the wholegrain mustard and the juice and zest of 1 lime together to make a marinade. Put the chicken in a dish and pour over marinade, cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight if possible (don't worry if you can do this it just adds to the flavour if you can).
  2. Make the sweet potato mash either by boiling and mashing or in the Thermomix with 100 g water 100 C / speed 2/ 18 minutes, once cooked insert the butterfly and mash on speed 3 / 6 seconds.
  3. While the sweet potato is cooking put the remainder of the olive oil in the grill pan and heat, put the chicken in the pan and cook through (will take about 15 minutes depending on the size of the breasts, turning a couple of times.
  4. Steam, boil or microwave the broccoli and green beans
  5. Cut the remaining lime into quarters and 5 minutes before the end of the chicken cooking time place in the grill pan with the chicken, flesh side down to caramelise a bit
  6. Divide the baby spinach between the plates and top with the broccoli and beans, serve up the sweet potato and top with the chicken, squeeze the extra lime over everything and enjoy.

6 comments on “Lime & Mustard Chicken with sweet potato mash & greens

  1. Simone
    August 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Perfect mid-week dinner inspiration. Thanks! x

    • Vicki
      August 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you – I’m all about the easy mid week meals!

  2. Lizzie {Strayed Table}
    August 10, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    This looks fabulous and I reckon my 1 year old would love it too. This is going on my to make list this week, perfect as a mid week meal.

    • Vicki
      August 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Oh that has made my day. I hope you like it.

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